KISS, Biggest Overrated Band Ever

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  1. chromeboy

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    Ok, I know they sold tons of albums, played tons of sold out arenas all over the world but were they really overrated? Musicianship wise, no one in that band stood out. The drummer was horrible. Ever heard his solo on the kiss alive album? My friends kid would smoke him in a second and he's only 14. Guitar wise, same goes. Nothing special, very basic and boring. The songs were juvenile but catchy. What kiss was, they were marketing genious's. They had a great gimmick that at that time was never seen except for Alice Cooper who marylyn Manson copied. I can totally respect their fame. They knew that a few catchy songs, a great gimmick would make them famous and it did. My only beef with kiss is that they sometimes get categorized as a metal band. They are not a metal band. They are a pop rock band who wear devil space suites. Just goes to show that you don't need to be a great musician to make it big in the music business. Thoughts ?
     

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    Yes, they're the shittiest band in the history of mankind. But they got Dimebag to pick up a guitar, so there's that.
     
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    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    KISS Alive was part of wanting to be a player for me..got it first week out way back when...wore deuce-Strutter- Cold Gin -Black Diamond out..
     
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    "it's only rock and roll... but I like it"

    Yes, they're far from virtusos. But it's great to hear, alive they're fenomenal. As far as I am fan of virtuosos you don't have to be bach to entertain. And that's the whole point, they never claimed to be the fastest or the most complex: they're entertainers.
     
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    Agreed. ^^^ Gene is a surprisingly good bass player considering he plays bass and sings. Simple, catchy, flashy live shows. Remember the time period in which they started. Is "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" full of virtuosity? Nope. Simple and catchy.
    They are also good songrwriters to a degree when you consider simple songs that people sing to and that sell.
     
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    When you are a kid growing up in the 70's and the disco/hee haw/70's pop puke avalanche was pouring out of the sky, Kiss was AWESOME! Your Mom hated it, that made it even cooler.
    Maybe not the best songs in the world but it provided salvation.
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    No, biggest overrated band, that would be Nirvana.
     
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    PERFECT! I hate grunge music lol.
     
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    Sounds pretty damn good to me. Pure classic rock tune right here.

     
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    done with virtuosos & speed...songs man..its about making songs. one more speed lick sounding like an icepick to the head...oh that was GC last week...srry
     
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    Nooooo!
    There are too many great bands that are lumped into that stupid GRUNGE category.

    Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots and such = great bands

    I would not lump them in with Nirvana or Hole and that kind of stuff.
     
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    nope, heavy metal or no metal at all. lol.

    As the great poet once said "I like music to fuck hard and fast", DEMAIO, Joey. lol.

    Grunge music is too depressing for my taste.
     
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    So you are metal to the core.

    May metal be ever in favor wherever you are. :shred2:
     
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    I also enjoy other stuff, but grunge music is really not for me. I really dig everything from the 50s to late 80s... 90s in europe there's a lot of good stuff (power metal in general). but grunge music just not works for me.
     
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    Yeah i know what you mean. The grunge stuff is hit or miss with me. The only two bands that became prominent in the 90's that i really liked were Tool and Type O Negative.
     
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    I likes them too.
     
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    Kiss alive was the first album I ever bought in 1975-6 or so..they were one of the reasons I ever picked up a guitar. Loved them. When I got older with more musical ability I realized they weren't massively talented musicians, but man talk about playing with the strengths they had to the best of their ability...Like em or hate em..there's no denying they took what they had as far as possible. I saw them in the mid-late 70s a couple times. Incredible, massive and in control of their audience..you had to be there..lol.
     
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    I didn't mind their actual music when merely hearing it on the radio at the time, think I could've liked them more though without the live antics, which I know, made them unique and I dig that so it sounds weird to hear, but I dunno, I always saw their live theatrics/show as an attempt to distract because they knew they were not that good musically, they kept your attention focused on the "act"...and that notion always trickled into my brain when listening on the radio. I guess for me, overrated sure, but the biggest offender of all time? No way!
     
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    Simplistic songs, fairly easy to play, but they were new, and LOUD, and if you were a child of the 70's, they left an impression.
     

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